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Watch: Idris Elba On Proposal To Sabrina Dhowre: “It Was The Most Nerve-wracking Thing For Me Ever”

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Idris Elba proposed to his now fiancee Sabrina Dhowre last year, during a private screening of his film “Yardie”.

The actor opened up to Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show about the moment. Elba said he had the ring (which he likened to a “burning hole” with him two days before Valentine’s Day).

Elba later said he did not plan the proposal for the day he proposed. He said he wanted to propose on Valentine’s Day, but Dhowre had to fly somewhere.

“It was the most nerve-wracking thing for me ever,” Elba said.

He went further to say Dhowre had been on every set of the movie —Yardie— he directed. He felt there was no better place to drop on his knees than at the screening of the film for the cast and crew, which he did.

Source: BellaNaija.

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‘Terrifying And Insane’ Cats Film Trailer Teaser Rocks The Internet.

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The star-laden movie version of hit stage musical "Cats" released its first trailer on Thursday, but first impressions were far from cuddly.

The movie, to be released in December, features Taylor Swift in her first film role, along with Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba and James Corden.

The film uses the actors' faces and covers their bodies in computer generated fur as they sing and dance on a larger than life set.

During the almost three-minute trailer, CGI characters are seen dancing in a neon and moonlit city, and staging shows for fellow felines.

Scott Mendelson, film critic for Forbes.com, tweeted that the trailer was "appropriately terrifying and insane, like a drug-induced nightmare. I can't wait!"

"Taylor I love you but this is gonna give me nightmares," a user called Charlotte Eller posted on YouTube. The trailer racked up more than 100,000 views in the first hour and the #Cats hashtag quickly became the top tending item on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/catsmovie/status/1151961619171119104

The film, directed by Britain's Tom Hooper, who won an Oscar for "The King's Speech," is the first movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit stage musical "Cats."

The unlikely stage musical, based on poems by T.S. Eliot, opened in 1981 and became one of the longest-running shows on both Broadway and in London.

In a behind-the-scenes video, Oscar-winner Dench, one of Britain's most admired actresses, called the film "an Alice in Wonderland experience."

Swift, known for her love of cats, said cast members did extensive movement workshops to embody their feline characters.

"As a cat lover, and a cat owner, he (Hooper) told me I was going to get to go to cat school every day. For work! What?!," the delighted singer said in a behind-the-scenes video.

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VIDEO: “I Have Survived 3 Civil Wars, Conquered Depression. – Actor Juliet Ibrahim Shares Story.

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Actor and philanthropist, Juliet Ibrahim has detailed her real life experiences in a recent snippet shared on her social media pages.

According to her she has survived three civil wars, conquered depression, amongst others.

The short video which is sort of a mini movie, shows Juliet in an African queen garment sitting and narrating her story.

She detailed "my life has been one hell of a roller coaster ride. I have cried, I have been broken, I have felt fear, I have had close shaves with death, I have been depressed, I have laughed, I have healed, I have been brave, I have survived."

She added "every experience has shaped the woman I am today. From surviving 3 civil wars to becoming the Juliet Ibrahim."

Towards the end, Juliet invited all her fans to join her on this new journey into her life, which she titled "A Toast To Life". It hasn't been confirmed whether it is a docu-series, a movie, or a book.

The stunning actor posted the video on her Instagram page with the caption "After so many years of sharing bits and pieces of my life with you, now, I am fully letting you into my world. The person you become is a collation of experiences of your life. The good, the bad and the ugly. Hence, every experience is one I celebrate because I have overcome."

The post went on "friends, join me and let’s have a toast to life. #atoasttolife."

"Please visit my YouTube page by clicking the link in my bio to go on this journey with me," she urged.

Juliet Ibrahim received the honorary fashion icon award at the annual Glitz Style Awards last year.

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“Idris Elba Omitted ‘Black James Bond’ Line In Hobbs and Shaw Movie. – The Rock

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American actor and producer, Dwayne Douglas Johnson has claimed that, English actor, director, writer, Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE known as, Idris Elba refused to say a line in 'Hobbs & Shaw' in which his character referred to himself as "the black James Bond".

The 47-year-old semi-retired professional wrestler has spilled that 46-year-old Idris rejected a line in which his villainous alter ego, former MI6 agent Brixton Lore, compared himself to 007 because he felt it was "too close" to the never-ending rumours about him taking over the part of the iconic big screen spy from Daniel Craig.

Idris Elba.

Dwayne claims he was responsible for coming up with the alternative line in which Idris describes himself as the "black Superman".

Speaking to Variety, the 'Rampage' star said: "Everyone loves 'the black Superman' line. Everyone's taking credit for it - Idris, our director, our producers, I'm sure, Jason [Statham] ... I came up with that. I'm on set because they originally said, 'Oh I'm the black James Bond,' and he goes, 'No I don't wanna, it's too close to what everybody's talking about.' I said, 'What about the black Superman?' And everyone's like, 'Great!' [But] now everyone takes credit."

Although Dwayne is convinced he came up with the line, Idris remembers things differently, and is adamant it was in fact him who "improvised" the memorable moment.

The 'Luther' star said: "That line was just improvised, I was in one of these takes and I was really riffing, and then it came out and [director David Leitch] loved it, and so we kept it."

It seems producer Hiram Garcia can back up Idris' story as he claims it was him and not The Rock who improvised the Superman saying.

Hiram concurred: "[Idris] just shouted it out. He was talking trash, shouted it out, and we said, 'This is incredible!' [The line] was his ... so he ran with it. He loved it, and that line really stuck, and we're so happy the fans responded to it."

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A Black Woman Replaces James Bond At MI16 In Upcoming Movie, Meet Lashana Lynch, The New 007!

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British actress Lashana Lynch is taking over from James Bond as the new 007 at MI6 in the 25th movie in the franchise.

According to The Mail, who quoted a “movie insider,” Lashana Lynch is the new character who takes over Daniel Craig‘s secret agent number after he left the British intelligence agency.

The source says the stories begins with Bond retired in Jamaica before he was called by spymaster M (Ralph Fiennes) who calls him back to help tackle a new global crisis.

The source continued:

There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says ‘Come in 007’, and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman.

It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.

Bond, of course, is sexually attracted to the new female 007 and tries his usual seduction tricks, but is baffled when they don’t work on a brilliant, young black woman who basically rolls her eyes at him and has no interest in jumping into his bed. Well, certainly not at the beginning.

According to the source, the phrase ‘Bond girls’ is now forbidden. “We were all told that from now on they are to be addressed as ‘Bond women’,” the source added.

31-year old Lynch had her breakthrough role as the fighter pilot Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel, released earlier this year.

Lynch made her debut in the 2011 drama Fast Girls, and has also appeared in Silent Witness and Death In Paradise. She was also a regular cast member on the 2015 BBC show Crims. She also played Rosaline Capulet in the ABC period drama series Still Star-Crossed, set after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.

Source: BellaNaija.com

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